Owner of Linguistic Centre®, Senior Lecturer at Ostroh Academy National University and Lviv State University of Life Safety
Running a successful business since 1997 Tetyana Struk organically combines the gentle touch with a true business grip in circumstances where not many would have thrived in. Tetyana's enduring vision backed with tenacity and perseverance made her a pioneer and an advocate of Ukrainian localization. Tetyana employs her extensive experience in language solutions to make transformational changes in academic training of translators. Her innovative approach based on the best world practices adopted by academia makes her a role model for a new generation of translators.
Member of GALA, Associate Member of ATA. State Quality Award Winner of 100 Best Goods and Services of Ukraine National Quality Competition in nomination Translation/Interpreting/Localization Services.
Presentation of Tetyana Struk and Alexander Bondarenko at UTIC 2013 resulted in the launching of Vox Translatorum initiative. It unites the involved professionals who strive to influence the process of translators professional training in practice by establishing closer contacts between translation businesses and educational organizations, implementing practical approach, and developing specialized courses. Russian Translation Industry Professional 2013 Award Winner.
Partnership of business and academia: win-win solution
The presentation describes proposals of Vox Translatorum initiative on reshaping study programmes for university translation departments. The authors have gathered and systematized best practices from translation companies in Ukraine and Russia looking at how businesses interact with higher education institutions in order to bridge the gap between the workforce supply needs of the translation industry and the academic system’s capability to satisfy them. Statistical analysis results from three studies covering the industry main players underpin findings in this presentation. The takeaways of presentation are comprehensive solutions that can be readily used both by educational organizations and translation companies.